Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A super easy & thick "vegetarian" soup that involves absolutely no hand chopping if you have a food processor. Most of the items will already be in your cupboard. My best friend & I swap soups all winter, and this is her favorite by far.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Process the garlic & the trimmed green onions (white part only) in a Cuisinart. Cook this mixture about two or three minutes in olive oil on medium heat in a dutch oven or large saucepan. Run the tomatoes (don't drain) through the processor slightly & add to the pan, stirring until the mixture is softened. Puree the drained & rinsed beans in the Cuisinart & stir them into the ingredients already cooking. Add the broth & blend very well. Simmer on low for 20 minutes.
  2. I add the 1/2 cup of uncooked pasta & cook for another 10 minutes at this point, so I don't have to use another pot. Towards the very end of the 30 minutes, add the basil and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  3. Top w/the grated cheese after ladling the soup into serving bowls.
  4. Note: use vegetable broth in case you want to do a totally vegetarian soup. However, I usually prepare it with chicken broth. Try it both ways & see which you prefer!

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This is a delicious, thick soup that to make truly vegetarian I prepared with vegetarian soup stock. Made for Spring Pick-a-Chef.

CaliforniaJan April 14, 2008

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